Chill Inn Hostel & Pousada Paraty

Orlando Carpinelli, 133 | Praia do Pontal - Paraty - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil

Paraty Carnival

LIVE AN AMAZING CARNIVAL IN PARATY!

History of Carnival in Paraty

The origins of Paraty carnival date from 1920 where there were already some clubs and groups like the carnival and the "Lira da Juventude" and "Vinte Cinco de Dezembro", which celebrates the carnival with different rhythms at that time known as Zé Pereira. Despite this reference is not well known when, exactly, were the first carnival blocks street Paraty.

Initially, the blocks were formed only by men with masks. Only in 1928 women began participating in the carnival. The "Bloco da Lalá" organized by a black lady of fame was a great success and its fame is known until today.

Zé Pereira were formed on the wings, each has a different color, had great crepe paper lanterns and containers filled with perfume.The first, leaving red and black, the second of pink and green and the third of black and white. They Sang songs with lyrics that made harsh criticisms of the local and national political events.

Paraty Carnival currently has seven blocks: Os Paulos; Tô Que Vamos; Os Meninos do Pontal, Paraty do Amanhã; Academic Patitiba da; Tribo do eo Samba Bloco da Lama.

When is Carnival this year?

23rd until the 28th of February 2017
O Bloco da Lama - the muddy parade

The Bloco da Lama is probably the most famous of the Paraty blocos. Its originality and awkwardness has attracted the attention of media and the curiosity of public.

It was created in a Saturday of Carnival at the beginning of the 90s, by some friends that were bathing themselves in the medicinal mud of the Praia do Jabaquara. They noticed that they could not recognize each other and decided to wear such as strange 'costume' that Carnival evening.

The next year, a larger group met and formed a bloco for that Carnival Saturday, this time presenting themselves as a prehistoric tribe: covered in mud, from head to toes,  clad in rugs, carrying skulls and bones, yelling ?uga, uga, rá, rá!?.

They grew so much in number that the Paraty Tourism Office, the organiser of Carnival and the bloco itself had to start a campaign explaining the need not to leave mudo n the historical buildings, in order to, paradoxically, clear out the name of the bloco (literally, the mud bloco) and help preserve this new tradition.

Each year the Bloco da Lama has more members. The last carnivals it has paraded with more two thousand members. They say its parade on Carnival Saturday casts evil spirits away and summons joy to the Paraty Carnival. Every year, this bloco bid farewell to Carnival taking a bath at the river and leaving a message of peace for the city.

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The Bloco da Lama convenes more than two thousand members. Its stated in the parade Saturday of Carnival, the function to scare the evil spirits and bring immense joy to the Paraty Carnival. When they have gone all the negative spirits around the bloco, is fired with a swim in the river, leaving a message of peace to the carnival of Paraty is a true celebration of joy.

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Carnamar

The days before theCarnival begins, the Carnamar takes place, an event that is traditional in Paraty. This is a competition among boats looking for the best decorated and animated. The yachts and fishing boats competing in a Sea Carnival.

Paraty Carnival Packages

  • Accommodation for 3 nights in rooms with ensuite bathrooms and A/C
  • Free Breakfast served at the beach! Free Wi-Fi + Lockers + Linen
* 23rd until the 28th of February 2017
Private Bedrooms (with A/C, TV, Frigobar, en suite)

- Private Quadruple (4 beds): (R$3.853  -25%) = R$ 2.890 per room, for 3 nights

Shared Dorm with ensuite bathroom and A/C
- Dorm up to 6 beds: 3 nights for (R$756  -25%) = R$ 567
Dorm up to 9 beds: 3 nights for (R$540  -25%) = R$ 405


Paraty Carnival Packages

Door to Door Transfer Services from São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro to Paraty

Transfers Rio de Janeiro to Paraty


So that you avoid unnecessary complications we offer you the option of on-line booking for your transfer from Rio de Janeiro to Paraty, either from the airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guarulhos) or our Pick-up point to the door of your hotel in Paraty.

São Paulo to Paraty transfers


So that you avoid unnecessary complications we offer you the option of on-line booking for your transfer from Sao Paulo to Paraty, either from the airport (Aeropuerto Internacional de Guarulhos) or our Pick-up point to the door of your hotel in Paraty.
Chill Inn Hostel & Pousada Paraty